Borno/Yobe Customs generates N78.7m in 6 months

Borno/Yobe Customs generates N78.7m in 6 months

The Borno/Yobe Area Command of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has generated over N78.7 million between January and June this year.
The amount is 60 per cent of projected revenue target of over N137.5 million for the year.
The Customs Area Command Controller, Mr. Joshua. J. Angbala- ga disclosed this yesterday at a press conference in Maiduguri, saying the effort was in spite of the security challenges in the two states.
He added that during the period under review, officers and men of the area command were involved in Theater Command Headquarters Operation, Lafiya Dole coun- ter insurgency from 13 functional border stations with the current e-auction in the department and also the scam in fake employment in the social media to which many had fallen victim.
Angbalaga appreciated the sup- port and assistance of Dangote Group of Companies for donating 2 units of block of 3 bedroom flats each to 2 widows of NCS personnel whose husbands died in the course of service as gallant heroes for losing their lives in the Boko Haram insurgency.
He further explained that the command has recorded a number of seizure of 3 Toyota Land Cruiser and one Fiat Bus containing 146 bags of smoked fish which was intercepted along Garin Gada-Gaidam and Yunusari road in Yobe state on 10th May, 2018 with Duty Paid Value of N3,744,624.00.
The controller said a truck load containing 2,900 cartons of imported crusader soap was intercepted along Kano- Maiduguri road with duty paid value (DPV) of N245, 830,280.00 on 28th in June 2018 while a truck loaded with 50 kg of 100 bahs of imported foreign rice and 50 kg of beans was intercepted along Bama road in Maiduguri city with DPV of N4,164,350.00.
He however commended the gallant efforts of the officers and men of the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Customs Service, C6 Strike Force, FOU, CIU, Valuation Unit and Customs ITF for the successful achievements.
He also commended the media for their objective reportage.
The Controller said despite the challenges and constraints so far, the command will continue to work hard to improve its revenue generation while praying for continuous guidance and protection towards achieving a successful service delivery.
He noted that all the seizure will finally be distributed to the IDPs free of charge as contrabands after all the necessary documentation has been concluded and approval gottten from the Customs Control- ler General, Col. Hamid Bello.

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